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Title: A field programmable gate array-based time-resolved scaler for collinear laser spectroscopy with bunched radioactive potassium beams

A new data acquisition system including a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based time-resolved scaler was developed for laser-induced fluorescence and beam bunch coincidence measurements. The FPGA scaler was tested in a collinear laser-spectroscopy experiment on radioactive {sup 37}K at the BEam COoler and LAser spectroscopy (BECOLA) facility at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. A 1.29 μs bunch width from the buncher and a bunch repetition rate of 2.5 Hz led to a background suppression factor of 3.1 × 10{sup 5} in resonant photon detection measurements. The hyperfine structure of {sup 37}K and its isotope shift relative to the stable {sup 39}K were determined using 5 × 10{sup 4} s{sup −1} {sup 37}K ions injected into the BECOLA beam line. The obtained hyperfine coupling constants A({sup 2}S{sub 1/2}) = 120.3(1.4) MHz, A({sup 2}P{sub 1/2}) = 15.2(1.1) MHz, and A({sup 2}P{sub 3/2}) = 1.4(8) MHz, and the isotope shift δν{sup 39,} {sup 37} = −264(3) MHz are consistent with the previously determined values, where available.
Authors:
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  1. National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314449
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BEAM BUNCHING; BEAM COOLING; BEAMS; COINCIDENCE METHODS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DETECTION; FLUORESCENCE; HYPERFINE STRUCTURE; LASER SPECTROSCOPY; MHZ RANGE; POTASSIUM; POTASSIUM 37; POTASSIUM 39; SCALERS; SUPERCONDUCTING CYCLOTRONS; TIME RESOLUTION